Status and prospects of searches for neutrinoless double beta decay

  title={Status and prospects of searches for neutrinoless double beta decay},
  author={Bernhard Schwingenheuer},
  journal={Annalen der Physik},
The simultaneous beta decay of two neutrons in a nucleus without the emission of neutrinos (called neutrinoless double beta decay) is a lepton number violating process which is not allowed in the Standard Model of particle physics. More than a dozen experiments using different candidate isotopes and a variety of detection techniques are searching for this decay. Some (EXO‐200, Kamland‐Zen, and GERDA) started to take data recently. EXO and Kamland‐Zen have reported first limits of the half life… 
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  • F. Salamida
  • Physics
    Journal of Physics: Conference Series
  • 2020
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